What is Entertaiment?


Entertaiment is the act of entertaining or something affording pleasure, diversion, or amusement. It can include anything from solving the daily crossword puzzle to a live performance. Entertainment often hits on the points that the human brain was evolved to deeply react to in order to survive and understand the world around us. It can include themes like social backstabbing, murders and other themes that are a part of the world around us.

The word comes from the Medieval Latin intertenere, the prefix inter meaning “inside,” and the suffix tenere, which derives from the Indo-European root ten, meaning to hold or stretch. Bates and Ferri (2010) describe it as an activity understood objectively, that involves communication between text and audience from an external stimulus, offers pleasure, requires audience presence and occurs in a passive form.

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